'Athos' - Canal du Midi & Petit Camargue

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Canal du Midi & Petit Camargue

Tour Description:

Relax aboard ‘Athos’ — a charming vessel converted
from an authentic wine barge — with bright cabins and
a spacious, canopied sun deck. Absorb the beauty of
the Canal du Midi and “Petit Camargue” wetlands, visit
the medieval walled city of Carcassonne, taste olive oil
where it is pressed, sample vermouth at the distillery of
Noilly Prat, and explore the indoor market at Narbonne.

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Dates & Pricing

Sunday 09 Oct 22 — Sunday 23 Oct 22Starting at $4,950 Get a Quote
Sunday 02 Apr 23 — Sunday 23 Apr 23Starting at $5,250 Get a Quote
Sunday 30 Apr 23 — Sunday 01 Oct 23Starting at $6,090 Get a Quote
Sunday 08 Oct 23 — Sunday 22 Oct 23Starting at $5,250 Get a Quote


Day 1 - SUNDAY
Meet in Béziers, then embark on charming ‘Athos,’ converted from an authentic wine barge, moored in the port of Argeliers. Enjoy a welcome reception upon boarding.

Day 2 - MONDAY
Disembark for a guided walk through the medieval walled city of Carcassonne. Later in the day, after continuing your cruise along the historic canal, moor at La Croisade for the night.

Go ashore to visit the L’Oulibo cooperative for a tasting of organic olives and olive oils accompanied by a glass of wine. Visit the hilltop village of Minerve, site of a medieval Cathar fortress. Later, cruise to the quaint village of Capestang.

Enjoy a morning visit to a lively and colorful indoor market in Narbonne. This afternoon, cruise to Monflourès.

Visit the market town of Pézenas and view the uniquely striking architecture of the local mansions once owned by nobles of the Languedoc court. This afternoon, negotiate the seven-lock staircase at Fonserannes, experiencing this marvel of 17th-century engineering firsthand. Also discover the town’s history with legendary French playwright Molière, who once lived here, before cruising to Portiragnes.

Day 6 - FRIDAY
Today, cruise through the estuaries of the “Petit Camargue,” a birdwatcher’s paradise. Moor in the port at Marseillan to tour the Noilly Prat vermouth distillery and enjoy a tasting, and then return to your vessel for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

After breakfast on board, bid ‘Athos’ adieu and disembark in Marseillan for your transfer back to Béziers.